That's sad :( I'm a big theater person and thrive in small groups. I only ever have that issue if I'm in a large noisy crowd.
I hope you find a way around that issue!
Well, there isn't really a great choice of people in my town to date. So, I haven't really tried to look for anyone else. Second, I'm really shy around new people, so they think that I'm snubbing them when I'm really not. Another thing, I'm still in High School, so relationships are the least of my worries. Lastly, I just got out of a bad relationship, so I'm too afraid to try again. But I'm happy being single most the time, so it's all good!
* Still searching for your soul mate?
* Have you lost in love and still tending your wounds?
* Can't find an atheist mate?
* Don't know why I'm still single, I'm a great catch....
And now for the general story behind almost all of these:
I'm an Atheist that was in Tennessee for the last 8 years. (I am currently doing a summer internship teaching drama to children at a theater in New Jersey before I go to college in Florida this fall) The majority of girls as I was going through high school would either A) Dislike me just for the Atheism or B) Be afraid of what their family would think.
I've had five real girlfriends: Three times my Atheism was a factor in the friend/family intervention that ended those relationships.
One of those three times it was the ONLY reason for the end.
The other two times I have this "White Knight Complex" where I just have to help the damsel in distress.
Little known fact: Damsels in distress these days often develop personality disorders.
Like Borderline PD or Histrionic PD. Not so fun.
I hate the bar scene
I am generally broke
Not many nonreligious ladies around here, I live in the deep South
And I spend most of my time trying to remedy the being broke bit
I have thought about joining a gym but the ones I have looked into really seem to be just arm of the local churches. Some of them go so far as to scroll bible verse on the billboard outside the place. So I am not going to give them my money to be furthering their own agendas. I am sure there are other reasons I am single I just don't want to be too self-analytical at the moment.
I think 'can't find an atheist mate' and 'too shy' apply to my situation.
I never initiate anything, and when someone else does I'm generally too nervous to say anything intelligent or witty. Mostly because I'm absolutely shocked that someone is showing interest, and my internal monologue becomes, "Don't screw this up or you'll be alone forever with your cats".
It's rare for me to find any atheists in my area as well. I'm not sure I can handle dating someone religious.